Stakeholder collaboration at SDGA education, career fair catalyst for prosperous community, says Sagah

Sagah (front row, sixth left), flanked on his right by SDGA president Gary Ningkan, in a photo call with others at the SDGA Education and Career Fair 2022 yesterday (Sept 24, 2022).

KUCHING, Sept 25: Minister for Education, Innovation, and Talent Development (MEITD) Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn, believes that the collaboration between various stakeholders at the Sarawak Dayak Graduates Association (SDGA) education and career fair is the winning formula for a prosperous and advanced community, thereby propelling Sarawak to greater heights.

According to Sagah, the SDGA education and career fair is an initiative that supports strategic execution by forming a quadruple helix of stakeholders that includes education institutions, employers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and the government.

“This symbiotic relationship between various stakeholders is viewed as the winning recipe for a prosperous and advanced community, propelling Sarawak to new heights.


“As we strive to advance Sarawak by 2030, let us continue the SDGA initiative, and we hope to see more young Sarawakians involved in helping to uplift our community through education,” he said yesterday (Sept 24) before launching the SDGA Education and Career Fair 2022 at a hotel here.

He pointed out that the education and career fair’s outcome is expected to also support the Sarawak government’s Post-Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030 – Education and Human Capital Development in increasing worker efficiency and assisting in moving up the value chain.

“The key outcomes are a 40 per cent increase in science enrolment by 2025, an unemployment rate of less than 1.2 per cent, and a 20 per cent increase in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) enrolment by 2025,” he added.

Sagah, who is also the Tarat assemblyman, noted that SDGA cultivates and advances a learning culture among its members in the areas of economic prosperity, new technology, and entrepreneurship through education.

“This initiative and platform also fosters mutual understanding among society members, as well as goodwill and harmonious coexistence with people from all walks of life in Sarawak and Malaysia.

“This harmonious coexistence is exemplified by the participation from various education institutions, as well as agencies and companies that offer job placement through the career fair section,” he remarked. — DayakDaily